Dr Sanem Şahin - Programme Leader
Sanem Şahin is Senior Lecturer in Journalism. Her research interests include peace and conflict reporting, journalistic roles, marginalised communities, and human rights. Her first monograph, ‘Reporting Conflict and Peace in Cyprus: Journalism Matter’, is published by Palgrave MacMillan in 2022. She is currently involved in polarisation, disinformation, and social media projects in conflict societies.Academic Staff List Make an Enquiry
Welcome to MA Journalism (War and International Human Rights)
How You Study
An Introduction to Your Modules
† Some courses may offer optional modules. The availability of optional modules may vary from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. This means that the availability of specific optional modules cannot be guaranteed. Optional module selection may also be affected by staff availability.
How you are assessed
Entry Requirements 2023-24
Research Areas, Projects and Topics
Key research areas in the department include:
- War and the Media
- Journalism and Conflict Resolution
- International Human Rights for Journalists
- Core Broadcast
- Core Writing
- Law and Institutions
- Research and Professional Placement
- Final Project or Dissertation
During term-time, prominent journalists give guest lectures to audiences of undergraduate and postgraduate students from the School. Recent speakers have included John Pilger, Nick Davies, William Lewis, Libby Purves, Dorothy Byrne, Angela Rippon, and Martin Bell.
Where possible, core sessions are scheduled on Thursday and Friday, although students may be required to attend on other days of the week depending on module options. Full time students should expect approximately 12 hours of contact time per week and should be prepared to undertake at least two hours of self-study for every taught hour.
Career and Personal Development
Core modules are designed to support and prepare students for a career in journalism. There are a number of opportunities to gain relevant experience by working for campus media, including the community and student radio stations, a multiplatform website, and the student newspaper.
Find out more about how postgraduate study can help further your career, develop your knowledge, or even prepare you to start your own business at one of our postgraduate events.Find out More
Creative Writing and Publishing
Creative Writing and Publishing is an innovative Master’s programme offered by the University of Lincoln in partnership with The Guardian.
Conduct in-depth research into an area of your choice, with the help of dedicated skills sessions and under the guidance of an academic supervisor.
Media and Communications
In today’s competitive marketplace, good PR and a solid reputation is key to a business’s survival and success.